Kevin Dhuyvetter, PhD, is Distinguished Technical Advisor for Elanco Animal Health’s U.S. Dairy Business Unit with responsibility for providing technical support to U.S. dairy producers and key influencers on economic-related issues in the dairy industry. His primary focus is to analyze factors affecting profitability of dairy operations, developing decision tools, and analyzing herd health, production, and economic data. Prior to joining Elanco in 2014, Kevin spent approximately 27 years with Kansas State University working as an Extension specialist and research economist where he focused on leasing and buying land, machinery costs, crop and livestock production economics, marketing, and technology adoption. Kevin received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University, respectively, all in Agricultural Economics. He currently resides in Grandville, Michigan.